How do you know when you are ready to retire from this profession? I am contemplating retiring from the classroom and doing something education related such as e-learning. I feel young enough, am motivated and want to still work for another 5 years +-. Has anyone else had experience with this? I have saved to buy out a few years of my retirement so I can retire with a few more years of service via a pension fund. I already feel burned out on the school year and it hasn't begun yet (except for teacher trainings). I fear over-staying my welcome and being forced out due to ageism.... Thanks!